What Employees Should Know About Health Care Reform

The goal of The Affordable Care Act, most often referred to as “Obamacare,” is to provide access to affordable health care coverage to everyone in the United States. The reason for this is that as of 2014, everyone is required to have some form of health insurance, which can be provided through individual plans, employer-sponsored […]

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Additional Aspects of the Affordable Care Act

April 7, 2015 The most commonly known aspect of the Affordable Care Act is that it requires all employers with 50 or more full time and/or full time equivalent employees to provide health insurance to at least 95% of those employee and their dependents up to age 26, or face costly monetary penalties. However, there […]

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2015 Marks the Official Start of Employer Healthcare Mandate

2015 Marks the Official Start of Employer Healthcare Mandate January 6, 2015 By now, you should be aware of the law set forth by the Affordable Care Act, which has also been dubbed as “Obamacare.” This law states that all businesses with 50 or more full time equivalent employees are required to provide affordable health […]

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Employee Labor Relations Laws

February 13, 2014 The vast majority of workplaces in the United States fall under the jurisdiction of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). Per their website, the NLRB is “an independent federal agency vested with the power to safeguard employees’ rights to organize and to determine whether to have unions as their bargaining representative.” The […]

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Get Your Company Prepared for Obamacare

October 16, 2013 According to the Affordable Care Act, commonly referred to as “Obamacare,” companies with 50 or more full time employees are required to provide health insurance by 2015, or face steep fines. While 2015 seems far away from now, companies are urged not to procrastinate in taking action. It’s recommended that you have […]

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Insurance Changes with Health Care Reform

September 10, 2013 Portions of President Obama’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act have already been implemented, and the remainder will go into effect in January 2014. With so much media hype surrounding this act, you may have found it difficult to determine just how this will impact you as a person receiving health insurance […]

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Watch it Now – Wage and Hour 201 webinar

Watch it Now – Wage and Hour 201 webinar March 26, 2013 This webinar follows our successful program: Wage & Hour 101. Even if you missed Wage & Hour 101 you can benefit from this webinar as we examine basic compliance principles applied to common factual situations. We will again concentrate on the federal Fair […]

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Watch it Now: Wage & Hour 101 Webinar

Watch it Now: Wage & Hour 101 Webinar March 14, 2013 The federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) continues to be a compliance challenge for employers of all types and sizes. Sometimes described as “awfully simple but simply awful,” the FLSA’s requirements are strict and unforgiving, yet there are still gray areas in the interpretation […]

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IRS Increases Mileage Rate for Business Travel

August 16, 2011 The Internal Revenue Service announced a mid-year increase in the optional standard business mileage rate. This rate is suggested by the government for employees, self-employed individuals, or other taxpayers to use when computing the tax-deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical, or moving expense purposes. The increase will raise […]

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Is Cat’s Paw Liability Scratching at Your Door?

April 7, 2011 A few employers may be familiar with a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling on March 1, 2011, regarding the case of Staub v. Proctor Hospital and how “cat’s paw” liability played a part. Cat’s paw liability involves an employer being held liable for unlawful discrimination, even though the “motivating factor” in the […]

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Netchex Amends System To Support Federal HIRE Act

June 1 2010 Netchex – Due to the recent passage of the Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment (HIRE) Act, Netchex has added the ability for our clients to designate eligible employees as “qualified individuals” as defined by the new legislation. The HIRE act allows for “qualified employers” to be exempt from paying their portion of […]

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